John H. Fullinwider

Supervising Librarian at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

John H. Fullinwider is a member of the Lumin Education Board of Directors and is a Supervising Librarian at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Executive Director of Common Ground Community Development Corporation, and a Board Member for Texas Low-Income Housing Information Service and the School for Community Organizing. He also taught in the Dallas Independent School District from 1994-2009.

He co-founded Lumin in 1978 along with Executive Director, Terry Ford, believing that all children can succeed, regardless of race or income. John earned a B.A. in English and Latin, with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Masters of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. John has numerous awards, including: DISD Teacher of the Year 1997-98, Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996, Volunteer of the Year Award in 1999, Equal Justice Award in 2003, and more. He has numerous published op-ed pieces, articles, and poems, as well as extensive press coverage of his community work and teaching. John has been a member of the Lumin Board of Directors since 1978.

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